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Pacemaker Mysteries Uncovered

15:13 5/Aug/22

Often the news from a doctor to a patient about the necessity of having a pacemaker inserted is met with great fear and trepidation.  The small electronic device, that has almost become a standard treatment in heart rhythm irregularities, still fills many with dread at the mention of this procedure.  Our team shares some more information that will hopefully alleviate some uncertainty, and support patients in their discussions with their cardiologist.

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Life Happens. And then there is chocolate!

9:20 29/Jul/22

The sweet treat that both children and adults adore is often label as both sinner and saint. Billions are spent on this delicacy around the world. Many holidays are celebrated with chocolate as a main feature – think Valentine’s Day, Eid, Christmas, Halloween, birthdays and more. As July is the month in which this treat is celebrated by all, we wanted to investigate it to determine its true colors.

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Why are headaches such a pain?

15:43 18/Jul/22

Most people suffer from a headache at some point in their life. Some are fleeting and easily dissipate with simple over-the-counter pain relief, whilst others grip you in pain for days and come back regularly.  Why is this and what can you do to prevent this? Our team delves into the reasons behind this common occurrence in more detail.

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Doing too little may be too much!

13:23 11/Jul/22

We are all aware of the dangers of smoking, excessive weight gain and all the bad habits that can impact our lives and general health. But a reasonably modern concern and sometimes called ‘silent killer’ has made it to the list of concerns as well - the health effects of a sedentary lifestyle. According to WHO, sedentary lifestyles increase all causes of mortality, double the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity, and increase the risks of colon cancer, high blood pressure and more serious health conditions.

Our team investigates the topic in detail in our latest blog.

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Water and Hydration Facts

15:51 30/Jun/22

As summer temperatures are starting to soar, our bodies are also feeling the impact of the heat. The core to protecting our health and that of our family lies with a simple solution: WATER! Proper hydration is not only good for your brain, your mood, and your body weight, but it’s also essential for your heart. To understand the value of hydration, let us look at some interesting facts in our latest blog.

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Heart to Heart with my Cardiologist

7:09 16/Jun/22

Does the thought of seeing your doctor make your heart race, your blood pressure rise or your mouth feel like cotton wool?  These are what is often referred to as “white coat” symptoms and associated with an inate fear that some patients experience at the thought of even having to go to the doctor.  

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Taking Over The Counter Pills for Pain Relief?

6:24 7/Jun/22

Seemingly innocent over the counter (OTC) pain relief medication is found in most households today, and being used freely by children and adults.  Do you understand the risks associated with using the standard NSAID’s ibuprofen, aspirin, or anti-inflammatories on your health, and most importantly your heart?  Let us investigate the topic!

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Happiness is Heart Health

16:19 30/May/22

Without health there can be no happiness according to Thomas Jefferson, famed American president. Living in the 21st century we are bombarded with a variety of viewpoints about the effect of emotions on our weight, heart health and mental health. 

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Salt Smart!

13:27 24/May/22

Sodium is a mineral that’s essential for life. It’s regulated by your kidneys, and it helps control your body’s fluid balance. It also helps send nerve impulses and affects muscle function. So, if it is essential, why could it be harmful at the same time?  

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Hypertension is a pressing issue

22:18 16/May/22

High blood pressure (hypertension) is defined as a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.It can quietly damage the body for years before symptoms develop. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to disability, a poor quality of life, or even a deadly heart attack or stroke. The team at German Heart Centre shares some insight on this topic:

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Diabetes 1+2 = Heart Disease

16:19 30/Apr/22

A global disease that is placing immense pressure on health systems and causing distress in many people is diabetes. Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). We had a look at this disease in a bit more detail, especially as it relates to heart disease.

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Long COVID is real!

15:02 21/Apr/22

Have you recovered from COVID-19 infection but still feel lethargic, experience brain fog, or even suffer from lingering fatigue? Several recent studies have brought to light that these are actual symptoms of what is referred to as Long COVID.  The challenge with most studies presented is the history of the data, the retrospective nature of the studies as well as the fine line of navigating between existing patient symptoms prior to infection compared to newly developed and associated COVID symptoms. We will investigate this topic in a bit more depth.

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